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Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
+251 91 982 9515
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Reviewed yesterday

I was fascinated by the wonderful piece of architecture of the building itself. Much more when we entered the Cathedral and to see some articles of Emperor Haille Selassie's throne when in church and tomb together with that of his wife.. The chapel has artwork...More

Thank Kofi-Kakraba A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you went to Lalibela first you might be disappointed. It is a nice cathedral, more on the modern side (compared to Lalibela) but still nice to see and visit.Inside there is the tomb of the former emperor. Price is 200 and it allows you...More

Thank Marcel22000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a tour guide (Go Addis) and was fortunate enough that it was one of the monthly holy days (7th day of the month orthodox calendar). The cathedral and grounds were well attended by pilgrims dressed in white and visiting the day-long services. When...More

Thank Crapgame2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main reason to visit this cathedral is to see the tombs of Haile Selassie and his wife. It is a working church so you need to be careful not to disturb the faithful in their prayers.

Thank Joanna D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While I wouldn't make visiting Holy Trinity a priority, it was a pleasant stop on my tour around Addis. There is a beautiful central dome, and the exterior of the back of the church is quite pretty. Otherwise it is not particularly remarkable.

Thank JourneysFromSeattle
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

A unique blend of political and religious history. The former emperor and his wife are buried here. You have to take your shoes off to go inside. The guide was very knowledgeable. Recommend.

Thank GypsyTraveller94
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the church as part of the days activities with our guide. The church was nice and clean. We had a small tour with our guide on the history of the church. If your in Addis doing a tour, try to fit this church...More

Thank sup409
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

A nice place to visit with tranquil gardens and many objects to be seen from the royal family. Emperor haile selassie's tomb is inside the cathedral.

Thank Soccerweekend
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

It is indeed a worthwhile visit. It was built to celebrate end of Italian occupation The stained glass windows and the attention to detail is so beautiful We were there on the holy virgins day, so were fortunate enough to witness a mass Interestingly, the...More

Thank 296caroll
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The artwork inside the church is amazing! Its a wonder how they reached the ceiling to place the chandelier and artwork in the ceiling. Due to the inside of church having little light, its hard to capture images with camera and flash is not allowed....More

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9 December 2017|
Response from ashehabesha34 | Reviewed this property |
Yes , Of course there out side the church on the main road , you may find regular minibus Taxi (3 to 10 birr) or Contract Automobile Taxi (150 to 300 Birr), to the the place which you have mentioned !
7 December 2017|
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Response from ashehabesha34 | Reviewed this property |
Every Wednesday and Friday the mass start in the mid day . If you are interested to attend the Mass you must be there earlier than the Mass starts in the mid day(which is 11:30 am the mass starts at 12:00 am then ends at... More
1 October 2016|
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Response from Habtamukebadu | Reviewed this property |
Yes every one is welcome to Attend Mass Service at this Church! There is a regular daily mass and the best Time to visit is on the day of SELASIE which is often on the 7th of each month, EC it could be 15/16 GC. Sunday is... More